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Service Oriented Enterprise Architecture

  1. 1. IT Architect Regional Conference 2007 Service oriented Enterprise Architecture Yan Zhao, Ph.D Director, Enterprise and Solutions Architecture CGI Federal Introduction My Self Director, Enterprise and Solutions Architecture Consulting Experience in academia, corporate research, software industry, and consulting services 11 years architectural leadership positions 5 patents granted, 4 patents pending, and a number of invention disclosures and technical publications. Ph.D. in computer science and master in mathematics from Arizona State University. CGI Founded in 1976, CGI is the 8th largest independent IT and business process services firm in the world 25,500 professionals in 100+ offices in 17 countries. Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 1
  2. 2. Presentation Outline 1. Enterprise Architecture (EA) and its challenges 2. How SOA can mitigates EA challenges 3. Modeling EA in a service-oriented manner – SOEA 4. Simplify ESOA modeling via horizontal and vertical partition –> domain segmentation and service federation Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Current Trend Internet Era Businesses are more agile, geographical limitations are diminishing Increasing needs in collaboration and information sharing Old systems with stove-piped design need to be modernized Information Revolution Comparing to Industry Revolution age, we are in an Information Revolution age now Need more organized and efficient ways for information processing and utilization SOA is the current state of art, is leading a new paradigm shift Promotes collaboration, info sharing, business agility, and IT flexibility Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 2
  3. 3. The Purpose of Enterprise Architecture Have a blueprint and long-term guidance Facilitate decision making Support enterprise modernization efforts Enhance collaboration and interoperation Streamline business processes and technology implementations across the enterprise Enable resource sharing and cost efficiency by identify common and sharable components and services EA for an enterprise .vs. city planning for a city Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Enterprise Architecture in Context Strategic Planning (Business & IT) Solution Business Architecture Operations (SOA) Enterprise Architecture (Component-Based Service-Oriented) Project & Performance Program Management Management Capital Planning Investment Control Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 3
  4. 4. Enterprise Architecture Components and Life Cycle Strategic Planning FEA EA for Enterprise X Performance Performance Performance Reference Model Model Measurement (PRM) Business Business Reference Model (BRM) Architecture Enterprise Application IT Planning Service Component Reference Model Component & Operation Architecture Capital (SRM) Life Cycle Planning Data Data Reference & Model (DRM) Architecture Investment Technical Reference Technical Control Architecture Model (TRM) IT Initiatives Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal What is SOA – a layman description Service: each day we provide services and we are served, the same for a business organization and its sub- organization Service Orientation: Describe businesses and systems in terms of services they provide Service-Oriented Architecture: A architecture style that describe businesses and systems in a service- oriented way. Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 4
  5. 5. SOA Background SOA concept is not new, it’s an evolution CORBA Component-based architecture Service Components Service Broker (ORB) Web, Java, J2EE, .Net EAI Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Relationships: EA, SOA & Web Service Enterprise Architecture: It’s a subject domain that is independent of approaches and methodologies for its development and presentation. Service-Oriented Architecture: It’s a architecture style that describe businesses and systems with service-orientation. Web Services: It’s a technology that enables us to implement applications in a service-oriented way. Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 5
  6. 6. SOA and EA Enterprise Architecture •SOA is a practical modeling approach for EA Business •SOA bridge EA with solution architectures Data SOA SOA is an .. Application Architecture Approach. Technology You can apply the principles of SOA to architecture at all levels. Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal The Challenges in EA Practice Architecture Modeling: Stake Holder Participation: • Coverage of depth and width • Culture, people, organization • Interrelationship among elements • Stove-piped .vs. collaborative • Approaches and methodologies EA Architecture Maintenance & Architecture Usage: Program Management: • Architecture acceptance • Governance & life cycle mgnt • Practical for usage • Appropriate skills and resources • Flexible framework for evolution Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 6
  7. 7. Where SOA Can Compensate Stake Holder Participation: Architecture Modeling: • Clarification of service • Business-centric capabilities in ownership coarse grained • Promote collaboration via • Layered service components common services and service • Well-defined & loosely-coupled infrastructure SOA Architecture Maintenance & Architecture Usage: Program Management: • Service infrastructure & service • Service governance & life cycle authoring tools become commodity management tools • Flexible for iterative development • Collaboration of skills in & Deployment different layers of services Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Stakeholder participation Enterprise Architecture SOA Lack of Stakeholder Increase Stakeholder participation Participation, due to Easier communication through Traditional culture service-oriented concept Background of people Break organization boundaries via common services Organization structure Reduce cost via shareable and Competing priorities reusable services Value proposition Paint a Clear Picture for Lack of clear guidance for Collaboration by collaboration in Common service infrastructure Target picture Common functional services Clarification of roles and Work direction responsibilities regarding to Roles and responsibilities services Effective approach and Self-sufficient service methods components with manageable scope in organizational level Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 7
  8. 8. Architecture Modeling Enterprise Architecture SOA How to Model big picture SOA can simplify big picture Depth and breadth of description architecture scope Atomic service components Model matches audience Loosely coupled, not hard-wired Not to jump into details too Depth and breadth are covered quickly and lost big picture by flexible layered components Produce meaningful models and SOA makes EA envisioning, conceptual abstraction planning, and modeling easier EA .vs. engineering process via EA approaches and Componentized and layered methodologies .vs. EA services framework Loosely coupling EA uniqueness for each Iterative development enterprise Matching different skills to Insight and vision different Services in different Skilled architect for conceptual layers models Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Architecture Usage Enterprise Architecture SOA Lack of EA product SOA increase EA products acceptance due to lack acceptance by of Better facilitate stakeholders’ Stakeholder participation participation Value proposition Enable better ROI estimate across full spectrum of SOA The relevance of EA to benefits in a composite way specific projects Help to fill the gaps between Gap analysis EA products and individual Need flexible EA project by layered services framework that can SOA enables a flexible Connect the EA products framework by and components together Componentized services Incorporate changes along Components loosely coupling the way Dynamic service plug-in and Be flexible update Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 8
  9. 9. Architecture Maintenance, Program Management Enterprise Architecture SOA Challenge in EA lifecycle SOA based lifecycle management and governance management and service Uniqueness for each governance are easier by organization Incorporating architecture Time and resource constraints maintenance into service Effective tools lifecycle Challenge in Resources Tools are developed rapidly for service lifecycle management EA needs very special skill set and governance The bias from either technical SOA can ease the EA or business perspectives resource pain by Need artistic ability with vision and insight to present reality via Matching skills to manageable representational models service scopes and layers Lack of EA curricula in Ease the increasing demands Universities for breadth in architecture competencies Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Service Oriented Enterprise Architecture (SOEA) Conceptual Model SOEA Driver: • Business Strategic Plan • IT Strategic Plan Service-Oriented Business Architecture: Service-Oriented Technical Architecture: • Business process model • Layered service components • Business service model • Infrastructure • Business event model • Data Service Models Service Management and Governance Structure: • Service life cycle management • Service governance policies, structure, and process Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 9
  10. 10. What SOEA Means to an Enterprise Business Agility Composable Business Business Transformation and Transition Processes & Services Collaborative Business Processes (Business Modeling) Business Services and Events Modeling Oriented Service - Service- Requires Supports IT Flexibility On Demand Operation Environment Composable IT Services Federated Service Infrastructure (SOA) Service Service Service Development Deployment Operation Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Approaches and Methodologies SOA Planning with Enterprise View Take advantage from Enterprise Architecture exercise Create SOEA framework include: service categorization, service infrastructure, service owners, and stake holders Segmentation: service domain vertical partition based on (LOB) Separate entire enterprise service domain into segments based on the line of business services Identify services for each LoB Federation: service domain horizontal partition for service provision Implement federated service infrastructure to enable federated enterprise architecture implementation Implement and host the services based on organization autonomy Service Componentization Service component: self-contained with well-defined service interfaces Service components are layered, and associated between business, application, & data Iterative and Incremental: top-down meets bottom-up and middle-out Adopt SOA for newly modernized environment and applications Provide services based on legacy applications Evolve legacy applications towards SOA in layers Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 10
  11. 11. Enterprise Architecture Domains for Service Segmentation and Federation Enterprise Architecture & Service Domain for Entire Enterprise Federated Domain Shared Domain Organizational Domain Organization D Organization B Organization C Organization A Unique Unique Unique Unique Domain Domain Domain Domain One Service Segment across Organizations Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal SOEA Application Architecture: Services in Layers * from CBDI Journal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 11
  12. 12. SOEA Application Architecture: Composite Application Source: IBM Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal SOEA Data Architecture: Data as a Service Three-tier architecture: SOA with data service: Portal Service User Interface Service Composition Service Application ESB Registry Functional Functional Service 1 Service 2 Data Data Data Service Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 12
  13. 13. SOEA Infrastructure: Federated Service Infrastructure Service Service Consumer A Consumer B External Event Governance Policy Enterprise Service Bus Event Handling Orchestration & BPM Security Transformation Service Registry Middleware & Metadata Management Content-based Routing Transport Repository Internal Event Service Service Service Component A Component B Component C Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal SOEA Infrastructure Support Virtualization – Service quality and flexibility improvement, isolate applications from supporting hardware Mobile Computing – Location flexible services IPv6 – Multicast, device flexibility, mobility support, security enhancement Blade – Hardware simplification, performance improvement, easier maintenance Source: IBM Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 13
  14. 14. SOEA Life Cycle and Governance Drivers: Business & IT goals, objectives, & requirements objectives, Service Service Service Service Architecture Development Deployment Operation Design Time Run Time SOEA Governance Domain SOEA Governance Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal SOEA Service Life Cycle Components Service Service Service Service Architecture Development Deployment Operation • Business process • Infrastructure • Service • Event correlation modeling implementation packaging • Service • Business service • Policy and • Service change monitoring modeling control-points management • Operation • Business event implementation • Services analysis and modeling • Services and configuration improvement • Layered technical workflow • Service provision • Business service implementation and orchestration process components • User interface management modeling • Identity and implementation security • Workload and • Service management policy infrastructure management modeling • Data integration • Data service modeling Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 14
  15. 15. SOEA Governance Enterprise SOEA IT Governance Governance Governance Enterprise Governance IT Governance Governance structure, IT governance structure, roles, and responsibility roles, and responsibility Governance policies IT governance policies Governance processes IT governance processes Governance measurements IT governance measurements SOEA Governance Cross enterprise and IT regarding to service architecture, development, deployment and operation Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal SOEA Major Benefits Business Agility Easier for business process improvement Convenient for business operation monitoring Convenient in manipulation and change of process flow via BPM tools Reuse and leverage existing assets Business services can be constructed from existing components Legacy systems can be accessed via web service interfaces Common infrastructure as commodity SOA infrastructure is becoming commodity by the use of COTS products By enforcing standards, service components can be consolidated within a well-defined SOA infrastructure Reduce development and maintenance cost Reuse of existing components will reduce development time and cost Easier in incorporating new business requirements will reduce maintenance cost Risk mitigation Reusing existing components reduces the risk in creating new ones The commodity nature of infrastructure reduces risk in its support Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 15
  16. 16. Establish ROI Understand the full Assess ROI iteratively spectrum of SOA Benefits and compositely ROI for business agility Objectives for each service ROI for asset reuse Cost for each service ROI for Common Infrastructure implementation ROI from reduced development and integration cost Direct and indirect returns from the ROI from maintenance cost service ROI from risk mitigation Additional ROI obtained from reuse inputs guidance Reference Matrix for ROI inputs guidance IT Strategic Planning Performance Measurement Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Successful and Usable SOEA EA and SOA Assessment and Maturity Models Enterprise architecture maturity model MIT, Center for Information Systems Research OMB, Federal Government Dept. of Commerce, Federal Government Service architecture maturity model IBM Service Integration Maturity Model (SIMM) ? Service maturity model Sonic (Progress Software), AmberPoint, BearingPoint, Systinet CGI, HP, Oracle, EDS Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 16
  17. 17. SOEA Maturity Model Standardization Integration, Evolution, and Standardization Maturity Domains Maturity Assessment Aspects and Success Measures Maturity Levels/Stages Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Conclusion Following topics are discussed, which provides a reference for EA and SOA integration via SOEA: EA and SOA background EA Benefits and Challenges Where SOA can compensate – SOEA model SOEA conceptual model What SOEA means to an enterprise Approach and methodologies for SOEA practice SOEA: application, data, infrastructure SOEA major benefits and ROI Assessment for a successful and usable SOEA - maturity models Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal Yan Zhao, Ph.D, CGI Federal 17

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